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Robins Class

In Robins Class children will learn about:

  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Seasonal Changes

PLANTS:

Children will use their local environment to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat.

 

They will learn to:

  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • identify the common names of flowers, examples of deciduous and evergreen trees, and plant structures (including leaves, flowers (blossom), petals, fruit, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem).
  • observe the growth of flowers and vegetables that they have planted
  • work scientifically by:
  • observing, comparing and contrasting familiar plants; describing how they identify and group them; drawing diagrams showing the parts of different plants including trees; keeping records of how plants have changed over time (e.g. the leaves falling off trees and buds opening); comparing and contrasting what they have found out about different plants.

ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS:

Children will use their local environment to explore and answer questions about animals in their habitat. They will learn how to take care of animals taken from their local environment and the need to return them safely after they have studied them.

 

They will learn to:

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including those that are kept as pets
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets)
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense
  • name the main body parts (including head, neck, arms, elbows, legs, knees, face, ears, eyes, hair, mouth, teeth) through games, actions, songs and rhymes
  • work scientifically by:
  • using their observations to compare and contrast animals at first hand or through videos and photographs; describing how they identify and group them; grouping animals according to what they eat and using their senses to compare different textures, sounds and smells.

SEASONAL CHANGES:

Children will observe and talk about changes in the weather and the seasons.

 

They will learn to:

  • observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
  • that it is not safe to look directly at the sun, even when wearing dark glasses
  • work scientifically by:
  • making tables and charts about the weather and making displays of what happens in the world around them including day length, as the seasons change.

EVERYDAY MATERIALS:

Children will explore, name, discuss and raise and answer questions about everyday materials.

 

They will learn to:

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • describe the properties of everyday materials, using words including: hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties
  • explore and experiment with a wide variety of materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock, brick, paper, fabrics, elastic, foil
  • work scientifically by carrying out simple tests to explore questions.
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